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Ministry of Labor: about 0,4% of workers may be laid off in Russia

Ministry of Labor: about 0,4% of workers may be laid off in Russia

Ministry of Labor experts have calculated that most of the layoffs can occur in Russia in several sectors at once. The highest chances of losing your job are in the service industry, transport industry, administrative work, trade and consumer services.

According to information "Izvestia”, The Ministry of Labor officials made a forecast for the share of citizens who may lose their jobs in the near future, based on the period of strict quarantine measures. At the same time, in addition to reductions due to economic conditions, those who would be laid off for technical reasons were also taken into account: due to renaming of departments or transfer to other companies when the owner was changed.

According to the Ministry of Labor, we are talking about 0,4% of employees - about 217 thousand employees. Last year, about 1,6% of Russians were under threat of layoffs. At the same time, the vice-rector of the Financial University under the government, Alexander Safonov, believes that the figure can be at least twice as high: only large business submits information about reductions in advance, and medium and small enterprises usually simply fire employees.

The least reductions will affect the professions in the field of logistics, consulting, chemical and fuel industries, metallurgy. Most of the unemployed will be in trade, consumer services, administrative and support jobs, services and transport.

There are already 3,3 million registered unemployed in Russia, while last year there were 0,7 million Russians without work. At the same time, the Ministry of Labor clarifies that about 40% of those registered have never worked for hire, and by the end of 2020 unemployment will return to last year's level.

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